Dear Parents, We hope the following summary of the Sunday School lesson will help you in discussing the lesson with your children and working through this booklet together. SCRIPTURE PASSAGE:
Becoming more like Jesus
Matthew 26:36-56; Mark 14:32-52; Luke 22:39-53; John 18:1-12 BIBLE STORY SUMMARY: Jesus came to be the Savior of the world. When He took His disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray, Jesus prayed for God’s power to be obedient unto death. He asked His disciples to pray that they would not fall into temptation. Jesus did the Father’s will, allowing Himself to be bound and arrested. The disciples slept instead of praying, and they fell into temptation. LESSON FOCUS: To understand that I will face temptation, and I am not able to stand on my own. To understand that I must pray for God’s power to avoid sin before temptation comes. WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT GOD: Jesus prayed for His Father’s power to obey. LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT WE LEARNED: Why did Jesus go with His disciples to Gethsemane? What did He ask them to do? He wanted to pray alone in a quiet place. He asked them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” What did the disciples do instead? They slept. Three times Jesus came back to them and found them asleep. Who else came to the garden that night? Why? Judas led a large crowd of people armed with swords, clubs and torches to arrest Jesus.. How did Jesus’ disciples respond to these events? Why? Filled with fear, they fled, leaving Jesus alone to face the angry mob. They had slept instead of praying to stand strong against temptation, and so they were not ready to stand strong when faced with the choice to stand with Jesus or to run.
Jesus Offers Me Daily Forgiveness
Jesus washes his disciples’ feet This Week’s Memory Verse: He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
1 Peter 2:24-25
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March 9, 2014
Monday—Stay Here and Pray
Read Matt 26:36-38
Do you ever start praying before you go to sleep and then fall asleep in the middle of your prayers? Never Sometimes I fall asleep most of the time!
Saturday—This Week’s Puzzle
Can you think of what all the words in our memory verse mean? Draw a line from the word on the left side of the box to what it means. Then put it in the right place in the verse below. Maybe you’d like to do this together with your mom or dad.
Have you ever told someone that you would pray for them and then forgot to pray?
Plans to hurt someone. Being mean to someone who has
Jesus wants you to take prayer seriously. He wants you to PRAY FOR GOD’S POWER BFORE THE TEMPTATION TO SIN COMES!
Where did Jesus and His disciples go after eating the Passover meal? A place called G
Jesus told His disciples that He was “overwhelmed with sorrow.” He knew that very soon He would be hung on the cross to take God’s judgment for all the sin of every person who ever lived. What did Jesus ask His friends to do? (Verse 38) “Take a little rest while I pray.” “Stay here and keep watch with Me.” “Leave me alone.” Jesus wanted His friends to pray, keeping watch against temptation.
Will you ask God to help you pray to be strong against sin? Read through this week’s memory lines at least two times. Do you want to ask your mom or dad to read them with you?
been mean to you.
Calling someone a bad name THREATS Ÿ INSULTS Ÿ
To throw something very hard. Think of the people throwing mean words at Jesus.
When someone has been hurt RETALIATE Ÿ
very badly, they have done this.
Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps. “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth.”
When they _____________ their ______________ at Him, He did not __________________; when He __________________, He made no ________________.
Read I John 1:9
Tuesday—Jesus Washes The Disciples Sleep
When Jesus washed the disciples’ feet before the Passover meal, He was teaching them that He wanted to wash their sin away each day. He wants to wash our sin away each day, too! What does Jesus want you to do when you know that you have sinned?
In verse 41, what did Jesus ask His disciples to do?
Read Matt 26:39-46
_____________________ so that you will not ______________ into _____________.” “Watch and
What kind of temptation do you think Jesus was thinking of? What does God do when we confess our sin?
Being afraid when Jesus was arrested
Running away, acting like they did not even know Jesus
When you tell God what you have done wrong He forgives you and cleans you from sin!
What were the disciples doing the 1st time
Being so scared that they would try to hurt the soldiers
Jesus returned from praying? (verse 40)
When Jesus asked the disciples to pray before being tempted, He was teaching about how to stay away from sinning. What does Jesus want you to do before your are tempted to sin?
What were the disciples doing the 2nd time Jesus returned from praying? (verse 43)
What were the disciples doing the 3rd time
P ___ ___ ___
Jesus returned from praying? (verse 45)
Jesus wants you to pray for God’s power to avoid sin before temptation comes! Will you ask Jesus to help you know when you sin? Yes
Will you confess sin to Jesus each day?
Will you pray for God’s power to do what is right? Yes
Practice saying this week’s memory lines with the lines that come before the first four lines that you’ve been learning from earlier weeks.
Did the disciples do what Jesus asked? Yes Maybe they tried They prayed in their sleep No What would have given them the power to be strong against temptation?
__________________________________________ Will you pray right now, asking Jesus to give you the power to say,”No!” to sin during the next whole day?
Wednesday—Not My Will, But Yours
Read Matt 26:38-39 Luke 22:44
Jesus knew that the next morning He would be hung on the cross to take God’s judgment for all the sin of every person who ever lived. That judgment for sin is total separation from God. It is DEATH. It was very hard for Jesus to face being separated from His Father.
Jesus needed God’s power to face death for our sin.
Thursday—No Time To Pray When Jesus returned the third time to the sleeping disciples He told them, “Rise, let us go! Here comes My betrayer!” The disciples woke up to a crowd of angry people!
Jesus’ sorrow felt like too much. His soul was “overwhelmed.”
Jesus fell with His face to the ground and prayed.
Jesus sang songs of praise to His Father.
It was easy for Jesus to say, “Sure, I’ll die on the cross!”
Jesus knelt and folded His hands while praying.
Jesus prayed, “If possible, take this cup (this hard thing) away from Me.”
Jesus’ sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
Do you think Jesus had the power to escape from those who came to arrest Him?
__________________________________________________ How do we know that God gave Jesus the power to do what was right? (Mark any that are true.)
The betrayer was the person who showed Jesus to the soldiers. What was the betrayer’s name?(verses 47-49)
Mark a sad face by the clues that tell you this was a hard time for Jesus.
Judas had been part of the group of men who were disciples of Jesus, and He knew where they could find Jesus that night. A lot of people came with Judas. Why didn’t they look like a friendly crowd?(Verse 47) They were carrying
S_____________ and C ________________
Write two words that tell how you would have felt if you had been one of the disciples.
Do you think the disciples were sorry they had not prayed to be strong when Jesus asked them to pray? Yes
A little sorry
Read the following verses to find out two ways the disciples acted during Jesus’ arrest.
John 18:10 _____________________________________ Matthew 26:56 ___________________________________
Jesus was obedient unto death, even death on the cross. Jesus said,”Not My will but Your will be done.” Jesus did not run from those who came to arrest Him. Will you say, “Thanks,” to Jesus for obeying God’s will for you?
Jesus disciples had not asked God for His power to stand strong in temptation. They were afraid. The disciples did not trust Jesus to take care of them; and they turned and ran, leaving Jesus to die alone.